In 1930, the Government took a policy decision to permit research
Now the facilities in the research hall have been further improved with air- conditioning, well equipped furniture, illumination etc. It remains open on all days except on Sundays and on 15 public holidays which are notified in advance. On all working days it is open from 8 A.M to 8 P.M. and on holidays from 10 A.M. to 5 P.M.
A bonafide candidate who applies for enrolment as research scholar has to pay Rs.200/- (Indian Rupees) as an enrolment fee besides depositing Rs.
500/- with the State Bank of India, Egmore Branch as security deposit,
refundable on submission of a copy of the thesis for which he/she has worked in
the archives. The scholars thus
enrolled can on requisition and consult library books and the records which are more than 30 years old
required for the subject of his/her research
as per rules and regulations in force. The
scholars can avail the reprographic assistance such as photocopying,